Sanford Richard Winston Collection, 1930 - 1969 MC 00036
The Sanford R. Winston Collection primarily contains documents from the 1930s and 1940s, when Winston was head of the Department of Sociology at North Carolina State College. The collection includes correspondence, speeches, and writings related to Winston's interests in rural sociology, African-American issues, and leadership. Materials about his career activities and the organizations to which he belonged are included in the collection, as well as planning documents and descriptions of the S.R. Winston Music Collection, which was established following Winston's death.
Sanford Richard Winston was born on Long Island, New York on November 27, 1897. He received an A.B. degree from Western Reserve University, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Minnesota. He joined North Carolina State College as an assistant professor in 1926, and served as head of the Department of Sociology from 1933 until his retirement in 1963. Winston also taught courses at Peace College and Meredith College, among others.
Winston published widely in journals, and wrote several books and monographs on sociology, including Culture and Human Behavior and Leadership in Peace and War. He participated in a wide range of professional organizations as well as community groups. Winston served as president of the Southern Sociological Society and the Wake County Community Council, and was named a Fellow of the American Sociological Association. He was also a member of the Rural Sociological Society and the Archaeological Society of North Carolina, among other organizations.
A lifelong music lover, Winston was active in the Raleigh Chamber Music Guild, and served as its president from 1948 to 1950. Following his death on June 13, 1969, the S. R. Winston Fund was established to create a collection of music at D. H. Hill Library at North Carolina State University. Many of Winston's own books other materials were donated to the Library.
In a condolence note to Mrs. Winston, Horace Hamilton, a colleague of Winston's at North Carolina State, wrote, "Thousands of college students, taught by Professor Winston, will remember and appreciate his contribution to their understanding of how society is put together and what makes it tick."
Winston was married to Ellen Black Winston, a noted sociologist who served as Commissioner of the North Carolina Department of Public Welfare, and later served as U.S. Commissioner of Public Welfare from 1962 to 1967. Mrs. Winston died in 1984.
Scope and Content
This collection contains materials relating to the education and career of Sanford Richard Winston. The documents range from the 1920s when Winston worked on his graduate degree to the memorial activities following his death. Correspondence includes letters from Winston's thesis advisors, communication with Winston's publisher, and letters regarding Winston's teaching career at both North Carolina State and other schools. Speeches include lectures on leadership during war, child-rearing, and women's contributions to society. The materials in the Writings series are mainly articles about topics such as public housing, leadership, and African-American social problems. There is also a copy of Winston's monograph, Leadership in Peace and War. The Career series contains information about Winston's royalty payments and involvement in campus activities, as well as some of the honors he received. The Organizations series includes correspondence, publications, clippings, and conference programs relating to Winston's membership in many professional and social organizations. The documents in Memorial Activities include obituaries, funeral arrangement plans, and materials relating to the S. R. Winston Music Collection.
This collection is organized into six series. The Correspondence, Speeches, and Writings were each grouped together, and this organization is preserved. The Career series, comprising documents relating to both Winston's university and publishing career, have been arranged together. The Organizations were arranged by individual group, and this system is followed. The Memorial Activities series is made up of documents collected after Winston's death, and these documents have been arranged by activity.
Correspondence 1929 - 1965 MC 00036 series 10.1 Linear feet
This series contains correspondence to Winston, the bulk of which was written in the 1930s and early 1940s. Winston saved few of his outgoing letters. The series has been arranged in chronological order.
1929 - 1932[ Box: 1 Folder: 1 ]
1933[ Box: 1 Folder: 2 ]
1934 - 1940[ Box: 1 Folder: 3 ]
[no date] 1941 - 1965,[ Box: 1 Folder: 4 ]
Speeches 1933 - 1950 MC 00036 series 20.1 Linear feet
This series includes speeches, notecards, programs, and clippings of announcements about Winston's speeches. A few were typed out in whole, but most exist as a series of notecards. The speeches are arranged in chronological order, but many have no date.
Text[no date] 1933 - 1934,[ Box: 1 Folder: 5 ]
[no date] 1945 - 1946,[ Box: 1 Folder: 6 ]
[no date][ Box: 1 Folder: 7 ]
Programs 1933 - 1950[ Box: 1 Folder: 8 ]
Clippings, [no date][ Box: 1 Folder: 9 ]
Writings 1930 - 1953 MC 00036 series 30.2 Linear feet
The writings series includes articles, monographs, and book reviews written by Winston. Most of them date from the 1930s and 1940s. These are arranged chronologically. Also included are bibilographies of Winston's publications, and book catalogs in which Winston's books were featured.
1930 - 1938[ Box: 1 Folder: 10 ]
1940 - 1943[ Box: 1 Folder: 11 ]
1946 - 1947[ Box: 1 Folder: 12 ]
[no date] 1952 - 1953,[ Box: 1 Folder: 13 ]
Bibliographies, [no date][ Box: 1 Folder: 14 ]
Book Catalogs[no date] 1938 - 1950,[ Box: 1 Folder: 15 ]
Career 1925 - 1969 MC 00036 series 40.15 Linear feet
The Career series includes Winston's transcripts, vita, photographs, and salary and royalty information. It also features honors given to Winston, like inclusions in numerous Who's Who books and invitations to special events. Information about Winston's retirement is included as well.
Transcripts and Vita[no date] 1925 - 1929,[ Box: 1 Folder: 16 ]
Salary and Royalty Statements 1936 - 1946[ Box: 1 Folder: 17 ]
State College Activities Clippings[no date] 1946 - 1948,[ Box: 1 Folder: 18 ]
Who's Who Inclusions[no date] 1943 - 1969,[ Box: 1 Folder: 19 ]
National Cyclopedia of American Biography Photograph, [no date][ Box: 2 Folder: 1 ]
Invitations[no date] 1950,[ Box: 2 Folder: 2 ]
Retirement 1950[ Box: 2 Folder: 3 ]
Oversized Photograph 1943
Oversized Photograph 1963
Organizations 1931 - 1959 MC 00036 series 50.25 Linear feet
The Organizations series documents Winston's involvement in a number of local and national groups, including the Archaeological Society of North Carolina, the Community Council of Raleigh and Wake County, and the Raleigh Chamber Music Guild. Materials are organized by individual group, and further subdivided by type of materials.
American Association for the Advancement of Science and Associated Societies 1931 - 1932
Conference Program 1931 - 1932[ Box: 2 Folder: 4 ]
Clipping 1931[ Box: 2 Folder: 5 ]
American Sociological Association 1932 - 1959
Conference Programs 1932 - 1934[ Box: 2 Folder: 6 ]
Fellowship Certificate 1959[ Box: 2 Folder: 7 ]
Archaeological Society of North Carolina 1934 - 1944
1934 - 1935[ Box: 2 Folder: 8 ]
1936 - 1938[ Box: 2 Folder: 9 ]
Officer List 1934[ Box: 2 Folder: 10 ]
Clippings[no date] 1935,[ Box: 2 Folder: 11 ]
Paper Presented, [no date][ Box: 2 Folder: 12 ]
Conference Program 1944[ Box: 2 Folder: 13 ]
Community Council of Raleigh and Wake County 1944 - 1948
Correspondence 1944[ Box: 2 Folder: 14 ]
Report by Winston 1945[ Box: 2 Folder: 15 ]
Clippings 1945 - 1948[ Box: 2 Folder: 16 ]
North Carolina College Conference Programs 1937 - 1946[ Box: 2 Folder: 17 ]
Raleigh Chamber Music Guild 1948 - 1950
Concert Programs 1948 - 1950[ Box: 2 Folder: 18 ]
Clippings[no date] 1948,[ Box: 2 Folder: 19 ]
Southern Sociological Society Conference Program 1940[ Box: 2 Folder: 20 ]
Memorial Activities 1969 - 1973 MC 00036 series 60.2 Linear feet
The Memorial Activities series includes materials relating to Winston's funeral as well as commemorative endeavors, such as the establishment of an S.R. Winston Music Collection in the D.H. Hill Library at North Carolina State University. Materials are organized according to type of activity.